Barack Obama to Force Out 550 Majors from the Army


Hmm, Barack Obama certainly has no problem using the US military for a photo-op, but when Obama has no more use for them, he gives them the pink slip. However, Obama has no problem providing amnesty for millions of illegals and put them on the government dole. Grateful for their service, eh? How is it that we can force folks out of the military, but some how we cannot reduce the number of individuals at the EPA, IRS or other government agencies?

From Stars and Stripes:

About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.

Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they’re out of a job is a difficult task. But he said some of the soldiers could join the National Guard or the Army Reserve.

The decision to cut Army majors comes on the heels of a move to slash nearly 1,200 captains from the ranks. Army leaders were criticized at the time for giving 48 of them the bad news while they were deployed to Afghanistan.

The Army declined to say how many majors will be notified while they are at the battlefront.

The cuts have been difficult for many young officers, particularly captains, who tend not to have enough years in service to retire.

To make the cuts, the Army looked at about 8,500 majors who joined the service between 1999 and 2003. Some may have about 15 years of service, depending on all factors that go into credit for years of service, and might be able to retire, but many won’t have enough time in the job, Campbell said.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Barack Obama to Force Out 550 Majors from the Army”

    1. Skylite on August 4th, 2014 12:53 pm

      Why has our (?) represenative not removed him from office? Cut off funding to out of control offices? The thinking in Washington is warped. The whole country will look and be like Detroit!

    2. A Texas Grandfather on August 4th, 2014 4:12 pm

      Obama hates the military and is purposely downsizing it so he can work his agenda of making the USA a lessor power in the world. Then he can use the other agencies such as the BLM, EPA, IRS, and other civil agencies via SWAT teams to control the public.

      We have twice elected fairly or illegally a man to the office of president that is intent on the destruction of our country.

    3. Teresa on August 5th, 2014 12:00 pm

      Obama is out to destroy America! Again this Texas Grandmother… agrees with you Texas Grandfather! :) He needs to be impeached as he is destroying our grand-children’s future and generations to come!

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